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Rivenhall

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"RIVENHALL, a parish in the hundred of WITHAM, county of ESSEX, 2¾ miles (N. by E.) from Witham, containing 591 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £21. 5. 5. C. W. Western, Esq. was patron in 1824. The church is dedicated to St. Mary and All Saints. Thomas Tusser, author of a popular work, entitled "Five Hundred Points of good Husbandry", was born here about the beginning of the sixteenth century." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

Silver End - a place within this parish

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Census

  • Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911, which includes most copies held at the ERO, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford. More information on other ways to view these census returns on the Essex
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Church History

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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Rivenhall was a member of the Witham Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Rivenhall was a member of the Braintree Poor Law Union